Calamities Challenge California’s Economic Foundation

The pandemic and wildfires have underscored issues of housing and growth. Will the disruptions and dislocations force the state to chart a new course?

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #global-warming, #population, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #relocation-of-business, #wildfires

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Trump, Biden and ‘Made in USA’: Same Refrain, Varying Notes

Joe Biden’s economic proposals show how the president has shifted the playing field toward protectionism. But there may be fewer jobs to lose, or regain.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #customs-tariff, #international-trade-and-world-market, #outsourcing, #presidential-election-of-2020, #protectionism-trade, #relocation-of-business, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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Trump Uses E.P.A. Office to Widen ‘Anarchist’ War vs. New York

The president has painted New York as an “anarchist jurisdiction,” but his administration’s threats to withhold funds are being dismissed as a politicized campaign tactic.

#barr-william-p, #environmental-protection-agency, #federal-aid-us, #new-york-city, #presidential-election-of-2020, #relocation-of-business, #trump-donald-j, #wheeler-andrew-r

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TikTok, Trump and an Impulse to Act as C.E.O. to Corporate America

The president’s interventions in company dealings based on his own instincts are a departure from the arm’s-length approach of predecessors of either party.

#china, #international-trade-and-world-market, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #microsoft-corp, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #relocation-of-business, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Pandemic Isn’t Bringing Back Factory Jobs, at Least Not Yet

It’s a moment of reckoning for global supply chains. But that doesn’t mean companies are flocking back to the United States.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customs-tariff, #factories-and-manufacturing, #foreign-investments, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #outsourcing, #relocation-of-business, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Coronavirus Threatens the Luster of Superstar Cities

Urban centers, with a dynamism that feeds innovation, have long been resilient. But the pandemic could drive a shift away from density.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #income-inequality, #innovation, #labor-and-jobs, #productivity, #relocation-of-business, #telecommuting, #united-states-economy, #urban-areas

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Dorothy Parker’s Ashes Could Be Moved. Again.

The writer’s ashes may be disinterred when the N.A.A.C.P. moves its headquarters to Washington from Baltimore. But where should they go?

#algonquin-hotel-manhattan-ny, #baltimore-md, #black-people, #books-and-literature, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #cremation, #king-martin-luther-jr, #manhattan-nyc, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people, #parker-dorothy, #relocation-of-business, #washington-dc, #wills-and-estates, #writing-and-writers

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What It’s Like to Enter the Work Force From Your Childhood Bedroom

They studied for years to get full-time jobs. Now, they’re right back where they started.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hiring-and-promotion, #indiana, #labor-and-jobs, #las-vegas-nev, #minnesota, #pennsylvania, #relocation-of-business, #telecommuting, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

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Two Chefs Moved to Rural Minnesota to Expand on Their Mission of Racial Justice

Mateo Mackbee and Erin Lucas left Minneapolis for a small central Minnesota community, where they are using their restaurant, bakery and farm to promote diversity and teach children about food.

#agriculture-and-farming, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #chefs, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #immigration-and-emigration, #krewe-st-joseph-minn-restaurant, #lucas-erin-chef, #mackbee-mateo, #race-and-ethnicity, #relocation-of-business, #restaurants, #st-joseph-minn, #teachers-and-school-employees

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China’s National Security Law Wins Business Support

A flood of investment from China has tempered worries that Beijing’s tightening grip on the Asian financial capital would end its status as a lucrative place to do business.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #china, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #foreign-investments, #hong-kong, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #real-estate-commercial, #relocation-of-business, #stocks-and-bonds

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U.S. Is Using Taiwan as a Pressure Point in Tech Fight With China

The Trump administration is challenging Chinese access to Taiwan’s high-tech supply chain — and, by extension, Beijing’s influence over the island it claims as its territory.

#china, #computer-chips, #computers-and-the-internet, #factories-and-manufacturing, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #relocation-of-business, #taiwan, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Coronavirus Is Bringing an End to the Offshoring Era

The pandemic, and Trump’s trade policy, are accelerating a trend to bring manufacturing back to America.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customs-tariff, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #north-american-free-trade-agreement, #relocation-of-business

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Elon Musk Lashes Out at Officials Keeping Tesla Plant Closed Over Virus

He says he’ll move the headquarters of his electric car company out of California to Texas or Nevada.

#alameda-county-calif, #automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #musk-elon, #nevada, #relocation-of-business, #shanghai-china, #shutdowns-institutional, #tesla-motors-inc, #texas

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Ottolenghi’s Test Kitchen Is Closed. But the Recipes Keep Coming.

Away from their small North London hub, a six-member team still finds a way to share recipes, and feed loved ones.

#bahrain, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kitchens, #london-england, #ottolenghi-yotam, #quarantines, #relocation-of-business

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As Coronavirus Fades in China, Nationalism and Xenophobia Flare

Now that the pandemic is raging outside China’s borders, foreigners are being shunned, barred from public spaces and even evicted.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #epidemics, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #race-and-ethnicity, #relocation-of-business

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Venture Capitalists Leave Coasts to Fund Inland Start-Ups

A wave of venture capitalists is heading to quieter, less-expensive locales, where they are helping fund start-ups.

#ai-april-2020, #cloud-computing, #entrepreneurship, #relocation-of-business, #small-business, #start-ups, #united-states, #venture-capital

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